Hard Core (Major League Fishing format) is pretty cool getting to count every fish you catch.

This months installment of the qualifying round 7 participants caught at least the 6 LB to move on in October.

Like the real TV show every fish over 10" counts. You must catch 6 LB + in one of the qualifying tournament to move into the semi-final. We set it low so most of our members would make to the second level. But there is three ways to qualify. Then in the semi-final on a portion of the lake drawn that morning:

The first ten members to catch 8 lbs will record it on the back of their score sheet and have the other person in the boat sign the sheet and record the time. They will qualify for the finals in November. Which will be held in one of the two remaining lake sections.

Today 4/20 was qualifying tournament # 5

The Dallas weather folks blew the forecast again.

First place went to Bob Roberts of Longview with 17 bass for 30.51 with a 4.93 lunker.
Second place went to Don Overstreet of Sulphur Springs with 10 bass for 20.45 with the 5.57 lunker
Third place went to Mike McWhorter of Mesquite with 8 bass for 14.29 with a 4.35 lunker.

Co-Anglers (Judges)
First place again went to Wayne Smith of Quitman with 9 bass for 12.65 and the 4.35 lunker.
Second place went to Gene Shormaker of Quitman with 7 bass for with a 11.48 lunker
Third place went to John Markos of Paris with 7 bass for 9.84 with a 3.81 lunker
The Co's lunker went to Craig Vance with a 7.03 which is his personal best.

7 more member advanced to the semi-final. Charlie Arnold, John Berech, Gene Shoemaker, Wayne Smith, Craig Vance, Mike McWhorter, and Bob Roberts.

For info on fishing this tournament and others put on by the Lake Fork Anglers contact me at sjbasser@aol.com or PM me on here. We have openings for both boaters and co-anglers right now. This is a club that fishes only on Thursday daytime.Dues are $5 a year.

All of our tournaments are priced for seniors as follows. $10 entry 100% payback, $1 for club and $1 for the Top 6 team* So Total entry of $12. Optional lunker pool 80% payback of $5. Optional 100% payback side pot for $10 per person.

In addition to this format that we call "Hard Core" we also fish our regular every other Thursday tournament, and a team tournament all at Lake Fork on a draw style fishing. All of our tournament "paper" the bass and slot fish count.

If you are as "Hard Core" as some of us you can fish every Thursday like we do. And some Fridays too. And then Opens on the weekend.

Hey we are seniors and we are supposed to be doing something to keep us healthy and our minds sharp and get some vitamin D. LOL At least that is what you need to tell your wife.
Lake Fork Anglers
Faze 4 Bass Anglers: Team Competition
Hard Core..Major League Fishing format

Lake Fork Sportsman's Association

Contact me to schedule the LFSA Live Release Boat for your Lake Fork tournaments.